Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Glaston America Inc. announced the addition of six new sales agents covering its North American customer base.Eric Channel will cover Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and the Carolinas. He has been involved in the glass industry for over 15 years and focuses on glass distributors, fabricators and glazing companies.Jim Charles has been selling products in the glass industry since 1983, and...
  • Quanex Building Products continues to collaborate with Zane State College to bring continuing education opportunities free of charge to its employees. The company's program provides 200 training hours and eight college credit hours. “A lot of companies talk the talk, but Quanex actually walks the walk,” said Tracey Tonnous, workforce training supervisor, Zane State College. “Quanex’s...
  • J.E. Berkowitz LP is expanding its 200,000-square-foot headquarters in Pedricktown, N.J., with a 53,000-square-foot addition, to house JEB's fourth jumbo insulating glass line and warehousing space. Construction will begin in June and is to be completed before the end of the year.“We’ve continued to expand our capabilities, making the new addition necessary," said Arthur Berkowitz, president...
  • Hail the size of golf balls pummeled the Philadelphia area last week, coming down hard and fast enough to shatter skylights at a mall in Wyomissing, Pa., according to an NBC News report. The hail blew out the entire strand of skylights across the roof of the mall, causing patrons to run for cover. No one was injured in the incident. 
  • A glass panel fractured and fell from the atrium at Rogue Community College Higher Education Center in Medford, Ore, covering furniture and hitting two students. School officials plan to remove all of the glass panels lining the atrium and replace them with metal panels, according to the Mail Tribune.A report from Seattle engineering and architectural firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc....
  • Construction Products Holding Co., a unit of private Saudi Arabian construction company Saudi Binladin Group, purchased Egyptian glass manufacturer Sphinx Glass for $190 million from previous owner Egyptian investment firm Citadel Capital and other investors, according to a May 26 report.The deal underlines growing interest among Gulf companies in Egyptian assets as Egypt's economy begins to...
  • The Glacier Skywalk, a glass sidewalk cantilevered off a cliff 918 feet above the glaciers and pines of the Canadian Rockies, opened May 1 in Alberta, Canada. The $18 million skywalk, a fully accessible, semicircular, glass-floored observation platform supported by a steel structure jutting from native bedrock, offers spectacular views of the Sunwapta Valley, Columbia Icefield glaciers and the...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council created a whiteboard to demonstrate the ease in achieving fenestration energy code compliance. The whiteboard introduces “Joe,” an animated commercial window manufacturer who uses NFRC’s commercial ratings program to overcome the challenge of proving his products meet code.Intended to serve commercial building architects, building owners, builders and code...
  • Mason, Ohio-based Basco Manufacturing Co. appointed Jim Brockschmidt as Human Resources director. As a member of the company’s Enterprise Leadership Team, Brockschmidt will be responsible for developing and managing HR policies and procedures, employee engagement and attracting new talent for the organization.Most recently, Brockschmidt served as an HR consultant for the Village of Evendale in...
  • Officials from Luoyang Northglass Technology Co., Ltd. issued an official statement May 15 in response to news of a patent infringement case in Canada. Last month, Glaston announced that a Canadian court ordered Northglass to pay EUR 1.3 million ($1.79 million) in damages in a case regarding tempering and bonding technology.“Up to now, Luoyang Northglass and its subsidiary Shanghai North Glass...
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...